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    Read more about Trauma Informed Behaviour Support: A Practical Guide to Developing Resilient Learners

    Trauma Informed Behaviour Support: A Practical Guide to Developing Resilient Learners

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    Contributors: Ayre and Krishnamoorthy

    Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

    License: CC BY-SA

    If we want to impact the world of children who have experienced trauma then we must change not only ourselves and our classroom, but we must change our schools, our organisations, and our systems of care for children. We must all speak out for these children who have no voice to bring awareness of new educational and mental health approaches to children who will become tomorrow’s failed adults unless they receive our understanding and our help.

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    Read more about Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - Second Edition

    Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - Second Edition

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    Contributors: Callahan, Leonard, and Powell

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY-NC

    This book is designed as an Open Education Resource (OER) for introductory nutrition courses and has been adopted for use in high schools and colleges. Topics covered include basic nutrition and metabolism, information literacy, body weight and health, nutrition across life stages, dietary supplements, an in-depth look at each of the macronutrients, and major functions of vitamins and minerals. The second edition of Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application was released in August 2022. The second edition includes a fully revised Unit 7 (Body Weight and Health) and minor revisions to Unit 10 (Nutrition and Physical Activity). In June 2023, Unit 2 (Nutrition Science and Information Literacy) was significantly updated along with the ancillary materials for Unit 2. The remainder of the OER and the accompanying ancillary materials are the same as the first edition, originally published in

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    Read more about Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene

    Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene

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    Contributors: Sheldahl and Yapp

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This eBook makes use of animated images to focus on concepts in histology and embryology, as well as hyperlinks to promote non-linear reading and learning. It is aimed at college students in a dental hygienist program.

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    Read more about Plato's 'Republic': An Introduction

    Plato's 'Republic': An Introduction

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    Contributor: McAleer

    Publisher: Open Book Publishers

    License: CC BY

    This book is a lucid and accessible companion to Plato’s Republic, throwing light upon the text’s arguments and main themes, placing them in the wider context of the text’s structure. In its illumination of the philosophical ideas underpinning the work, it provides readers with an understanding and appreciation of the complexity and literary artistry of Plato’s Republic. McAleer not only unpacks the key overarching questions of the text – What is justice? And Is a just life happier than an unjust life? – but also highlights some fascinating, overlooked passages which contribute to our understanding of Plato’s philosophical thought.

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    Read more about Contemporary Families: An Equity Lens

    Contemporary Families: An Equity Lens

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    Contributor: Pearce

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY

    This openly licensed text, created with students, approaches contemporary families from an equity lens. It asks two questions relevant to the Difference, Power, and Discrimination outcomes at Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon State University: “What do families need?” and “How do society and institutions support or get in the way of families getting what they need?" Original content is licensed under CC BY, except as otherwise noted. More specific information can be found under Licenses and Attributions at the bottom of each section.

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    Read more about A Guide to Good Reasoning: Cultivating Intellectual Virtues - Second edition, revised and updated

    A Guide to Good Reasoning: Cultivating Intellectual Virtues - Second edition, revised and updated

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    Contributor: Wilson

    Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    License: CC BY-NC

    A Guide to Good Reasoning has been described by reviewers as “far superior to any other critical reasoning text.” It shows with both wit and philosophical care how students can become good at everyday reasoning. It starts with attitude—with alertness to judgmental heuristics and with the cultivation of intellectual virtues. From there it develops a system for skillfully clarifying and evaluating arguments, according to four standards—whether the premises fit the world, whether the conclusion fits the premises, whether the argument fits the conversation, and whether it is possible to tell.

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    Read more about A Person-Centered Guide to Demystifying Technology: Working together to observe, question, design, prototype, and implement/reject technology in support of people's valued beings and doings - 2nd Edition

    A Person-Centered Guide to Demystifying Technology: Working together to observe, question, design, prototype, and implement/reject technology in support of people's valued beings and doings - 2nd Edition

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    Contributor: Wolske

    Publisher: University of Illinois Library - Urbana

    License: CC BY-SA

    Digital technologies old and new are not objects that can be packed inside a box. They are a seamless, indivisible combination of people, organizations, policies, economies, histories, cultures, knowledge, and material things that are continuously shaped and reshaped. Every one of us innovates-in-use our everyday technologies; we just do not always know it. We are shaped by the networked information tools in our midst, and we shape them and thereby shape others. While many of the chapters in this book can be approached as standalone explorations, as many around the world have done, its full potential comes when collaboratively taken as a journey through twelve sessions. Each session in this second, revised edition includes two thematically linked chapters, one more socially oriented and one more technically oriented. Sessions are brought together into three larger generative themes that are built from three decades of participatory design in and with community, and from the teaching of these concepts and practices in courses and workshops. Approached within a community of practice, learning outcomes include discovering ways to advance power, both power within and power with others; advancing our technical skills, but also and even more, our progressive community engagement skills, our critical sociotechnical skills, and our cognitive, information, and social-emotional skills; and progressing our culturally competent collective leadership through social justice storytelling within a framing of reciprocity. In so doing, this textbook seeks to address the call placed by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – to rapidly shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society.

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    Philosophical Ethics

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    Contributor: Matthews

    Publisher: George W. Matthews

    License: CC BY-SA

    This book is an introduction to philosophical ethics intended for use in introductory college or high school level courses. It has grown out of lecture notes I shared with the first students who took my online Ethics course at the Pennsylvania College of Technology almost 20 years ago. Since then it has seen more development in a variety of forms – starting out as a pdf document, and then evolving into a static set of WordPress pages and finally now as a book written in bookdown and hosted at GitHub. This text represents my attempt to scratch a couple of itches. The first is my wanting a presentation of the major philosophical approaches to ethics that I can actually agree with and that is integrated into my overall teaching method. I tend to teach philosophy to beginners and so there is a fair amount of discussion of the tools used by philosophers and of the ways in which their approach differs from that of their colleagues in other disciplines.

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    Read more about Physical Geography - Version 1

    Physical Geography - Version 1

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    Contributors: Patrich and Radtke

    Publisher: College of the Canyons

    License: CC BY

    Welcome to Physical Geography at College of the Canyons.

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    Read more about First Semester in Numerical Analysis with Python

    First Semester in Numerical Analysis with Python

    Contributor: Liu

    Publisher: Auraria Institutional Repository

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    The book is based on “First semester in Numerical Analysis with Julia”, written by Giray Ökten. The contents of the original book are retained, while all the algorithms are implemented in Python (Version 3.8.0). Python is an open source (under OSI), interpreted, general-purpose programming language that has a large number of users around the world. Python is ranked the third in August 2020 by the TIOBE programming community index, a measure of popularity of programming languages, and is the top-ranked interpreted language. We hope this book will better serve readers who are interested in a first course in Numerical Analysis, but are more familiar with Python for the implementation of the algorithms.

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